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Buffalo Bill Birthday Celebration

Sunday, March 1, 2015
Noon - 4 p.m.

Celebrate the birthday of one of America’s greatest legends, William “Buffalo Bill” Cody. In the grand tradition of parties, the Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave will host the annual Buffalo Bill Birthday Bash on Sunday, March 1, from noon to 4 p.m. Sing Happy Birthday, eat cake, play games and maybe even learn a thing or two on this very festive FREE day.

Join the Museum staff at Noon for a ceremonial cutting of the cake by a photogenic collection of Buffalo Bill look-alikes. Then wander through the Museum exhibits, visiting with costumed volunteers as they discuss the Native Americans, buffalo and cowboys that were such a vital part of Buffalo Bill’s life. At 1:30 p.m. the action moves back outside for the annual Buffalo-Chip Tossing Contest. Prizes will be awarded in both an adult and child’s category.

This celebration also kicks off the museum’s newest exhibit, “Harmonious Living: Diversity in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West.” The Wild West has been characterized as a 19th century example of harmonious living since it incorporated such a diversity of ethnic groups, who all got along together. Using photos, posters, artifacts and hands-on activities, this exhibit shows the broad diversity of peoples involved with the Wild West over its thirty years of operation.


13th Annual
Mountain Melodies Music Festival

Sunday August 2, 2015
Noon – 4:00 p.m.

Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave will host the 13th Annual Mountain Melodies Music Festival on Sunday, August 2, 2015 from noon to 4:00 p.m. Grab your picnic basket, blankets and lawn chairs and spend the afternoon at Buffalo Bill's grave on Lookout Mountain. You will enjoy one of the most spectacular views of the Rocky Mountain Front Range while listening to some homegrown American music.

Noon to 1:15 p.m.
The Honey


1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Goosefoot Revival


2:45 to 4:00 p.m.
Dustin Devine and The Real Deal


Buffalo Bill's Western Roundup!

Noon - 4 pm, Sunday, September 20, 2015
Meet Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley. Learn how a civil war cannon works. Shake hands with Native Americans and learn about their culture. These are just a few of the FREE activities you will be able to enjoy as we celebrate the end of another wonderful summer with Buffalo Bill’s Fall Roundup! Throughout the afternoon the Museum will highlight the skills and knowledge of our volunteers, provide craft and hands-on activities for kids, and offer an abundance of photo opportunities. The best part? Admission is free!


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